Paul Foster – CBAO General Counsel & Paul Foster Law Offices, P.C

Paul R. Foster is the President, Senior Shareholder and founder of Paul Foster Law Offices, P.C., located in Norman, Oklahoma. Mr. Foster’s nearly thirty years of law practice have included twenty years of private practice and ten years as a General Counsel for the Oklahoma State Banking Department, where he was involved in numerous state and national bank regulatory and legal projects including the rewrite of the Oklahoma Banking Code, drafting input regarding the Multistate Trust Act, interstate and state/federal cooperative examination agreements, and serving as Chair of the CSBS Legal Conference hosted by the National Judicial College.
Mr. Foster is currently in private practice advising and representing banks, holding companies, bank directors, officers and owners in a wide range of legal and regulatory matters. Mr. Foster has been an invited speaker for numerous banking and banking law seminars, and has taught at the local, regional and national levels, training bankers and their legal and regulatory counsel.
Mr. Foster has also served in officer and leadership roles, including Chairman of the Oklahoma Bar Association’s Financial Institutions and Commercial Law Section and as a member of the Oklahoma UCC Legislative Committee for Revised Article 9. Mr. Foster is privileged to currently serve as General Counsel for the Community Bankers Association of Oklahoma and was the 2012 recipient of the CBAO’s distinguished Chairman’s Award. In 2013 and 2014, Mr. Foster was named to America’s Best Lawyers and Oklahoma’s Best Lawyers by his peers.